(January 8, 2018 / JNS)
The Palestinians will seek full membership in the United Nations with the backing of the Arab League in response to the recent U.S. policy changes on Jerusalem, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Saturday.
“We will confront the decision by seeking a [U.N.] resolution, an international one, to recognize a Palestinian state on 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital,” Safadi said.
Safadi’s comments came after a meeting of six Arab foreign ministers—from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA)—in the Jordanian capital of Amman.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas said last month that the Palestinians would seek full membership in the U.N. and ultimately apply to join all 522 official international organizations in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcement of plans to move the U.S. embassy to that city.